A Random DiaBlog
A Post from 2016… We watched the Blues Brothers last night –
It’s 236 miles to York
I’ve got a tank full of gas
Half a pack of salt and vinegar crinkles
And I’m wearing glasses
‘Move ’em on, head ’em up,
Head ’em up, move ’em on,
Move ’em on, head ’em up
On a mission of God😉
I am who I say I am
And Who I say I am
That is Who I am
#BeSayDoLove #bluesbrothers #play #iambeic #frustrationexpert
Why I am a #FRUSTRATIONExpert & IAmBeic Practitioner 😉
To Flash or not To Flash – The Story of IamBe
IamBe was a Greek Goddess, the daughter of Pan and Echo.
One day, whilst working close to the city of Athens, Iambe met Demeter. Demeter had come down to earth from the heavens, consumed with grief for the loss of her daughter Persephone, who unknown to her had been kidnapped by Hades in the underworld. Demeter was not eating, drinking, talking or smiling and this was also depleting and destroying the surrounding lands. In one account, Iambe in an act of sisterhood, connects and communicates with Demeter’s head and heart by flashing at her and telling jokes, which shocks Demeter, makes her laugh and transforms her state of grief! Demeter begins to eat, drink and smile again, which restores balance and harmony to the lands and people around.
So why am I writing about this story? In 2017, I developed a ‘communication, connection & collaboration’ model to create fresh perspective and possibilities for adults and children. As a result they experience:
💜improved inner wellbeing
💜more empowering relationships
💜greater clarity and focus
💜improved productivity and efficiency
💜fewer power struggles
Play, Poetry & Possibilities
I was searching for a word to encompass my model. At one point, as I often do, I looked up to the sky and requested a word and 3 days later ‘IAmBe’ arrived at Waterloo Station.
Sipping tea and waiting for a grieving friend in a coffee shop called BeNuGo at London Waterloo, I considered this name, was it a play on words – be nu go? My Random Dialogues partner and I, AyPee (RIP) had also been reciting a mantra linked to our combined transformational BeSayDoHaveⒸ model:
‘I am who I say I AM
Because what I say I am
That is who I am’ Ⓒ
So in the spaces, I questioned who ‘I am BEing’ and played with these words and created IamBE. Upon Googling it I found out she was the goddess who communicates and connects through Play and Poetry, perfect and random, this is exactly what a #FrustrationExpert does 😉
Frustration leads to breakthroughs and more empowering changes of state.
What a great way to BE
So if you are Frustrated allow me to metaphorically Flash at you and help realign you with who you are and what you LOVE to do. 😉
You may enjoy walking and talking with me, sitting and sipping or skyping.
Playful collaborations always considered
NB: To BE Or Not To BE?
‘Iambic’ verse also stems from Iambe’s name and her jokes and playful nature, it was often used by Shakespeare in his plays and sonnets, an example being ‘To Be or not to Be’.
‘I Am that I Am’ the common English translation of the response God used in the Hebrew Bible when Moses asked for his name (Exodus 3:14).
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A Random DiaBlog
How Often Do you Notice you are Dis-Trackted?
Wake Up and Smell The Trees
Whichever path you are on, remember to look up and smell the trees, take time to pause and be gentle and kind to you.
It may help to visualise roots growing from your feet holding you strong and supporting you.
Take a few nice deep breathes to slow your pace and just notice.
Wherever I lay my path, that’s my home
Did you know that simply sitting for 2 minutes each morning and exploring a a little quiet time to check in with you can make a big difference to your day. You may enjoy meditation, journalling, listening, chantingc whatever works, go with your flow, nobody is watching. 🙃
During this time maybe set an intention for how you would like to BE today in the busyness of your day.
I enjoy creating a word of the day and today, it is ‘courage’.
It’s None Of My Business
There’s something on my mind and I’m going to say it today. And it will be none of my business how those around me react or respond.
Anytime AnyPlace Anywhere
Morning’s been and gone and you were too busy? That’s OK you can do this anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Allow yourself a little time out to just BE
We will explore more on resilience at this monthly workshop. I’m running one for adults and one for children. More info here
How about you, would love to hear your word of the day.
#frustrationexpert #courage #intention
A Random Diablog
Is there a colour you are drawn to in this moment and have you considered why?
As a child, my father encouraged my sister and I to ‘Think Purple’. Presently, I’m enjoying purple and am exploring its meanings. My sister wrote a blog on it, as she named her art studios in Australia ‘Think Purple Art Studios’, so I’ve pasted snippets of her reflections below-
💜What is Think Purple?💜
To ‘Think purple’ means to live every moment in the perfect balance of joy, happiness and positivity. Living a life in this way is contagious and rubs off on the people we come into contact with on a daily basis.
The colour purple calls for creative doings and seeks inspiration and originality through its creative effort. It likes to be unique, individual and independent, not one of the crowd.
Purple is gender-less and contains just the right amount of masculine and feminine tones. It is a way of being and living in the moment.
I noticed these flowers on a walk into Guildford earlier today.
What’s your colour of the moment and do you know why? 💜
Half Term Zen
This week during half term, we visited our friend Yeshe Trinley, a monk at the Kagyu Samye Ling Monestery in Scotland. We were staying with our cousins in Carlisle. so it was only an hours drive away.
The Monastery really is a hidden gem, and anyone can stay or visit, it’s in the top 10 Scottish visitor attractions. It even has a a lovely coffee shop and free WiFi 🙄 There’s a wonderful selection of events on each month, so tempted by them all.
A Snow Monk
We also went for a beautiful walk with Trinley. I always have a million questions about life, the universe and conciousness and how to create world peace 🤣
Meanwhile, my children and their cousins loved playing in the snow, they were totally engaged for a good couple of hours. They made a snow monk.
And there was me distracted with Trinley learning more about how to meditate and be present and my teachers are infront of me, already totally peaceful and playful and I’m not properly noticing!
Play is childrens’ natural state, it’s the space they create from.
No Need To Meditate Just Play!
Kids teach us how to be playful and present and we teach them how to to DO!
Notice, Breathe, Play, BE.
We are the light, we just need to remember to switch it on.